Take a look at tomorrow’s greats today when MLB’s Futures Game is played today. The top prospects in baseball will take on the world. The Chicago Cubs, whose minor league system is ranked second in the league, will have two representatives. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez will showcase their talents for the world to see.
The Futures Game unites fifty of the top prospects in baseball, and divides them into two teams, one representing the USA and another representing the rest of the world.
When they say the game gives you a peek at the future now, they mean it. Some of the past performers in the game include Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. Not a bad list of stars, right?
Of the fifty players selected to play the game last year, fifteen are already in the majors. That includes recent Chicago Cubs callup Arismendy Alcantara. Xander Bogaerts (St. Louis Cardinals) and Kolten Wong (Boston Red Sox) who appeared in the 2013 World Series also played in last year’s game.
Of all the players selected to this year’s MLB All Star Game in Minneapolis, 27 of them played in the Futures Game. That includes another Cub, Starlin Castro.
For those of you wanting to watch the World Cup final today, don’t worry. The Futures game will be played at 5 PM Eastern, which should be just as the soccer game ends.
Bryant will be playing for team USA, while Baez will represent team World. Bryant spoke to reporters about his mindset when he goes up to the plate, and it is something fans will love. “I never want to go up to the plate looking for a walk. I feel like walks happen. My job is to put damage on the ball.”
Take a look at not only baseball’s but the Chicago Cubs’ future. See what all the talk of Bryant and Baez is all about.